2006 OBITUARIES

Including Obituaries of people with connections to Conneaut, Monroe Twp., Kingsville, Pierpont and possibly some from towns connected to these.
 

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Obituaries - Star Beacon December 1, 2006

DUANE W. MICKLE
CONNEAUT - - Duane W. Mickle, age 67, died Wednesday morning, November 29, 2006, at U.H. Conneaut Medical Center.
He was born April 5, 1939, in Conneaut, the son of John F. and Norma G. (Ball) Mickle.
A Conneaut-area resident most of his life, Mr. Mickle had also lived in Akron, Ohio, Edinboro, PA, and Orlando, FL, for a short time. He had been employed as manager at Conneaut Auto Parts, and also worked at General Aluminum in Conneaut.
He enjoyed coin collecting and going to auctions, Western movies, country music, traveling, and camping in his younger years. He especially enjoyed going to the State Street Diner every day for coffee.
Survivors include his father, John F. Mickle of Conneaut; two daughters, Laura (Scott) Rood of Old Forge, NY, and Rebecca (Brian) Masuga of Akron, OH; his son, Timothy (Sharon) Mickle, Sr. of Harmony, PA; two sisters, Dorothy Mazurek of Flat Rock, MI, and Sharon (Richard) Ross of Smyrna, TN; two brothers, Dale "Pat" (Mary Jo) Mickle of Jacksonville, NC, and Robert (Ann) Mickle of Myrtle Beach, SC; two grandchildren, Jonathan Rood of Old Forge, NY, and Timothy Mickle, Jr. of Harmony, PA.
He was preceded in death by his mother; his wife, Ann; his brother, John "Butch" Mickle; and his sister, Sandra Ranowiecki.
Funeral service will be 12 p.m. Saturday, December 2, at the MARCY FUNERAL HOME and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty Street in Conneaut, with the Reverend Jonathan Singer, Pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday morning from 10 until the time of service at noon. Following the service at the funeral home, there will be a time for sharing memories and refreshments at the Community Room at the Conneaut Manor, 232 Harbor St., Conneaut, OH.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Conneaut Rescue Squad. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

VIVIAN W. NARDUCCI
CONNEAUT - - Vivian W. Narducci, age 88, formerly of Genesse, Pennsylvania, and Cranesville, went home to be with the Lord Thursday morning, November 30, 2006, at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home.
Vivian was born August 3, 1918, in Wellsville, New York, the daughter of Vee C. and Elsie (Lewis) Waterman.
She graduated from Genesse High School and later went to work at a munitions factory during the World War II in Eldred, PA. She later moved to the area, where she managed several area restaurants.
She enjoyed Saturday night card club, camping and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed baking, cooking, gardening and was known for her green thumb. Vivian especially loved her roses.
Vivian was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lebro (Lee) J. Narducci, in 2004; and a brother, Gifford Waterman, when he was seven years old.
She is survived by one daughter, Shari and Joseph Sedmak of Conneaut; two sons, Denny McKendrick of Conneaut, and Dale McKendrick of North Tonawanda, NY; eight grandchildren, Tracy and Roger Palo, Jeffrey Sedmak, Megan, Stephen and Elaine McKendrick, and Shauna, Dawn and Breck McKendrick; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2006, at the RAISIAN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 581 Harbor Street, Conneaut, with Reverend Raymond Lamb of Church of God officiating. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family in Hillside Cemetery, Genesse, PA.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2006, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Station Three Rescue Squad, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Obituaries - Star Beacon December 2, 2006

DAVID G. SHARP
CONNEAUT - - David G. Sharp, age 60, died Friday morning, December 1, 2006 at U.H. Conneaut Medical Center.
He was born October 10, 1945, the son of Walter D. Sr. and Laina L. (Rankinen) Sharp.
David had worked as a machine operator for Frederick Specialties Inc. in Ashtabula. He was very mechanical.
He enjoyed walking, and was a member of the Conneaut Eagles Club.
Survivors include his companion, Bonnie Kovarik, of Conneaut; two sons, Jason Sharp and John Sharp, both of Conneaut; three sisters, Betty Jane Eloranto, of Indiana, Peggy Valenti and Shirley Bunnell, both of Conneaut; three brothers, Jean Richard Sharp, Robert Sharp, and Ronald Sharp, all of Conneaut; and two grandchildren, Jayme Lynne Sharp and Destini Rean Sharp.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his sister Judy Pataky; and two brothers William Sharp, and Walter G. Sharp, Jr.
At the request of the family no service or visiting hours will be observed.

MARCY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER, 208 Liberty St. in Conneaut, has charge of arrangements.

Obituaries - Star Beacon December 3, 2006

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Obituaries - Star Beacon December 4, 2006

GARNET W. MONTGOMERY
ASHTABULA - - Garnet Wayne Montgomery, age 81, of Ridgewood Avenue, died Sunday, December 3, 2006, at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home.
Born April 15, 1925, in Kedron, West Virginia, he was the son of Hobert and Lottie (Simmons) Montgomery and had been an area resident since 1950.
A Veteran of the United States Army, he served during World War II before being honorably discharged.
Prior to his retirement, he worked for the Ashtabula Bow Socket. After retiring, he helped as groundskeeper for Village Green Golf Course in North Kingsville.
A member of the First Church of God in Ashtabula, he loved golfing, bowling, fishing, and most of all, his family.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Margaret (Deal), whom he married April 20, 1948; four children, Linda (Bruce) Pepple, Sandra (Brian) Hubbard, and David Montgomery, all of Ashtabula, and Vivian (Ken) Green of Conneaut; seven grandchildren, Ricky, Jason, Kristi, Cory, Brandi, Katrina, and Steven; two great-grandchildren, Zachary and Tegan; and two sisters, Violet DeBarr of West Milford, West Virginia, and Janet Black of Buckhannon, West Virginia.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Claude Montgomery, in 2005; two sisters, in infancy; and his parents.
Services will be held 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 6, 2006, at the DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula, with Pastor Harold Morgan, of the First Church of God, officiating.  Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville.

Calling Hours will be at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday, December 6, from 12 p.m., Noon, to 1 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of God, P.O. Box 648, Ashtabula, Ohio 44005.
Obituary available at www.ducro.com.

Obituaries - Star Beacon December 5, 2006

MARY KAISER
KINGSVILLE - - Mary Kaiser, age 85, of South Wright St., Kingsville, died Sunday, December 3, 2006, in the Ashtabula County Nursing Home.
She was born in Kingsville, Ohio, on February 16, 1921, the daughter of Roy and Della King. She spent her entire life in Kingsville. On June 15, 1943, she married Palmer Kaiser.
Mary was a member of Bugby Grange #1639 and attended Kingsville Presbyterian Church.
She loved to dance, play cards, and bowl. She and her husband raised dahlias and had a big garden each year. Mary loved all kinds of animals, especially her cats. She also enjoyed looking at family picture albums.
Mrs. Kaiser is survived by her step-daughter-in-law, Shirley Kaiser of Charleston, South Carolina; three grandchildren, Terry Kaiser of Scottsdale, Arizona, Trudy Jennings of Nashville, Tennessee, and Michele Dannaway of Newark, Delaware; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Palmer, in 1986; half brother, Robert Gray, in 1971; and stepson, Palmer Kaiser Jr., in 2001.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, December 6, 2006, at 11 a.m. in Kingsville Presbyterian Church, with Bonnie Habbersett, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in LuLu Falls Cemetery.

No calling hours will be observed.

Memorials in her name may be made to the Kingsville Presbyterian Church. Envelopes will be available at the church.

Thompson-Smith Funeral Home, 345 Main Street in Conneaut, is in charge of arrangements.

Obituaries - Star Beacon December 6, 2006

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Obituaries - Star Beacon December 7, 2006

 DONNA J. SMOTHERS
CONNEAUT - - Donna J. Smothers, age 59, died unexpectedly Saturday, November 18, 2006, at her home of a probable coronary.
She was born August 10, 1947, in Erie, PA, and was the daughter of Richard and Viola (Smith) Thompson.
Mrs. Smothers was a graduate of East High School in Erie, and later attended the Knobler School of Nursing in Jefferson, graduating as a Licensed Practical Nurse in 1982. A Conneaut resident for over 40 years, she had been employed at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home, the Ashtabula Clinic, Ashtabula County Medical Center, and most recently at Inn-Conneaut Health Center.
She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, and enjoyed flower gardening, camping and traveling, and being with her family and grandchildren. During her travels, she had visited all of the lower 48 states.
Survivors include her husband, Michael David Smothers, whom she married May 7, 1966; two sons, Michael Donald Smothers of Conneaut, and Marc David (Stacy) Smothers of Harpersfield; and two grandchildren Kaleb and Kyle Smothers.
Mrs. Smothersí parents preceded her in death.
A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church, 480 State Street in Conneaut, on Saturday, December 9, 2006, at 10 a.m. with the Reverend Raymond Thomas officiating. It is requested that all meet at the Church at that time. A celebration of her life will be held at Conneaut Fire Station #4, 359 North Amboy Rd., following the Mass.

At Mrs. Smothersí request, no calling hours will be observed.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lupus Foundation. Envelopes will be available at the MARCY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, OH, which has charge of arrangements.

Obituaries - Star Beacon December 8, 2006

STEVEN M. BUCCI
YOUNGSTOWN - - Steven M. Bucci, age 34, of Youngstown, Ohio, died Sunday, December 3, 2006, at St. Elizabeth Hospital of heart disease.
He was born January 25, 1972, in Cleveland, the son of Fred and Joanna (Grubke) Bucci, and moved to Conneaut in 1975.
He attended Conneaut High School, drove truck for several years, and was attending I.T.T. Tech in Youngstown. Steve enjoyed art and computers.
Surviving are his parents; three sisters, Jill Bucci of Jefferson, Lisa Bucci of Phoenix, Arizona, and Pam (Bucci) Wallhead of Nova, Ohio; his grandmother, Ella May Bucci; and a nephew and niece.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joe and Jean Grubke, and Tony Bucci.
Per wishes of the family, no visitations or services will be held.

A memorial toast to his life will be held at Buccia Vineyard at a later date.

The family prefers that those who wish, make contributions to a Salvation Army Christmas Kettle.

THOMPSON-SMITH FUNERAL HOME of Conneaut is in charge of arrangements.

Obituaries - Star Beacon December 9, 2006

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Obituaries - Star Beacon December 10, 2006

 HARRY KIRKWOOD JR.
CONNEAUT - - Harry Kirkwood Jr., age 84, of High Street, died Friday, December 8, 2006 at his home.
He was born December 22, 1921, in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of the late Harry and Ruth (Clark) Kirkwood. He had resided in the Conneaut area for the past 55 years.
Harry graduated from Rowe High School. He was a World War II U.S. Army Veteran. He retired from the City of Conneaut Street Department in 1983, as a heavy equipment operator and mechanic.
Mr. Kirkwood was a 50-year member of the East Conneaut United Methodist Church, and a member of Conneaut Moose Lodge #472. He was also a volunteer fireman for Station 3; and in his leisure time he enjoyed making things from wood, fixing things around the house, working on cars, fishing, and especially gardening and growing beautiful flowers.
Harry is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Phyllis M. (Figley); two daughters, Cheryl (Robert) Devins of Lenexa, KS and Judy (Dave) Lewis of Pierpont, OH; two sons, Jon (Lyn) Kirkwood of Albuquerque, NM, and Bill Kirkwood of Los Angeles, CA; grandchildren, Kevin Kirkwood of Orlando, FL, Sean (Janel) Devins of Olathe, KS, Michael (Holly) Devins of Casper, WY, Dennis (Harmony) Brisley, Jr., of Crossville, TN, Lacey Lewis of Pierpont, OH: step-grandchildren, Melissa Hutchinson, of Phoenix, AZ, Nick Barbaro and Michelle Kilabrew both of Albuquerque, NM, and Lorrie Lewis of W. Springfield, PA; one great-grandchild, Ella Grace Devins; one step-great grandchild, Lawren Litwiler; two sisters, Hazel Laituri, and Audrey Vasti both of Conneaut; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Carl Kirkwood; one sister, Naomi Jewett; and one grandson Jon Kirkwood, Jr.
Funeral Services will be 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 13, 2006, at East Conneaut United Methodist Church, with the Reverend Paula Marbury, Pastor officiating. Burial will follow in East Conneaut Cemetery, where military rites by the American Legion Cowel Post #151 will be performed.

At the families request there will be no calling hours.

The family suggests memorials be made in his name to, East Conneaut United Methodist Church of Conneaut Station #3 Rescue Squad. Envelopes will be available at the church.

THOMPSON-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 345 Main St., Conneaut is handling arrangements.

EMMA J. ZORATTI
CONNEAUT - - Emma J. Zoratti, age 87, of Chestnut St., died Saturday, December 9, 2006, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law.
She was born August 27, 1919 in Conneaut, daughter of the late Mike and Fannie (Pizzi) Zappitello.
She graduated from Conneaut High School, class of 1937.
She had resided in Conneaut most of her life, and she lived with her daughter for the past four years.
Emma had worked at Johnnies Market for many years, and helped her brother with his catering business. In her leisure time she enjoyed bowling and gardening.
She is survived by her daughter, Yvonne (Richard) Skippon, of Conneaut; son, David (Martha) Monroe of Pittsboro, N.C.; six grandchildren, Christine (David) Kray of Kingsville, Brad Skippon of Conneaut, Rick Skippon of
Washington D.C., Lisa Monroe of Chicago, IL, Anna (Brad) Hatcher of Columbus, OH, and Elsa Shadley of Philadelphia, PA; sisters, Helen Nappi of Ashtabula, Ohio, and Angela Dysert of Conneaut; brother, John (Marguerite) Zappitello, of Conneaut; and several nieces and nephews.
Emma was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Richard Zoratti; sisters, Minnie Capela, Mary Copple, and Flossie Murphy; brothers, Michael and Harold Zappitello, and Baby Zappitello in infancy.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 12, 2006, at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, with Father Raymond Thomas, Pastor officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, December 11, 2006, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the THOMPSON-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 345 Main St., Conneaut.

The family suggests memorials be made in her name to the Regional Cancer Center of Ashtabula or Hospice of the Western Reserve. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Obituaries - Star Beacon December 11, 2006

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Obituaries - Star Beacon December 12, 2006

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Obituaries - Star Beacon December 13, 2006

DANA D. MOSTELLO
ENGLEWOOD, FL - - Dana D. Mostello, age 87, of Eglewood, Florida, died Thursday, December 7, 2006, at Luke Haven Health Care Center, Venice, Florida, after a lengthy illness.
Born July 20, 1919, in Conneaut, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Vacco) Anthony.
Before her retirement and relocating to Florida, she and her husband owned and operated Mostello Dental Lab in Ashtabula, Ohio.
Prior to her illness Mrs. Mostello enjoyed knitting and reading.
She received the most pleasure from time spent with family.
Survivors include her husband of 69 years, Ned; a daughter, Patricia (Richard) Thompson of Englewood, Florida; a brother, Gordon Anthony of Conneaut; a sister, Virginia (John) Mostello of Altamonte Springs, Florida; grandchildren, Derek Blood of Lakeland, Georgia and Dawn (Gary) Bivens of Newberry, Florida; four great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by brothers, Albert, Carl and Michael Anthony, all of Conneaut.
LEMON BY FUNERAL HOME, Englewood Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.

MAUREEN R. SECHRIST
ERIE, PA - - Maureen R. (Jacobs) Pratt Sechrist, age 63, of Erie, Pennsylvania, died Monday afternoon, December 11, 2006, at her home following a lengthy illness.
She was born April 29, 1943, in Erie, Pennsylvania, and was the daughter of William J. and Virginia (Parker) Jacobs. A 1961 graduate of Girard (PA) High School, Maureen had lived in the area most of her life.
She was employed in quality control at Springfield Plastics, and attended Asbury United Methodist Church in Erie. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her daughter, Valerie Niebling of Millcreek Township, Pennsylvania; three sons, Michael (Tara) Pratt of Atglen, Pennsylvania, Charles (Suzanne) Pratt of West Springfield, Pennsylvania, and Mark Pratt of Butler, Pennsylvania; her sister, Linda Martin of Conneaut, Ohio; four brothers, Robert J. Jacobs of St. Charles, Missouri, Charles G. of Conneaut, Ohio, Thomas P. of Ashtabula, Ohio, and James A. of Youngsville, Pennsylvania; and 10 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, William E. "Jake" Jacobs.

Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m., Friday, December 15, 2006, at the MARCY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER, 208 Liberty Street, Conneaut, Ohio, with the Reverend Bradley K. Neel, pastor of Asbury United Methodist Church, officiating. Following cremation, burial will take place in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville, Ohio.

Friends may call at the Funeral Home on Thursday evening, December 14, 2006, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of Erie County Hospice, 1305 Peach Street, Erie, Pennsylvania, 16501. Envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home.

HARRIET KEEFER CHAMBERS
CONNEAUT - - Harriet Keefer Chambers died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006.
Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut.

THOMAS D. COLE
CONNEAUT - - Thomas D. Cole, 63, died Monday, December 11, 2006.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 206 Liberty St., Conneaut.

LOUIS J. PALAGYI
CONNEAUT - - Louis J. Palagyi, 85 died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006.
Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Raisian Family Funeral Home, 581 Harbor St., Conneaut.

Obituaries - Star Beacon December 14, 2006

JULIUS A. PHILIP
CONNEAUT - - Julius A. Philip, age 67, of Conneaut, Ohio, died Tuesday evening, December 12, 2006, at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home. He was born July 12, 1939, in Conneaut, Ohio, and was the son of Manuel and Elizabeth (Erdelyi) Philip.
He was employed at MFG in Ashtabula until his retirement in 1999. He was a member of the Conneaut Area Historical Society, and enjoyed music, model car collecting, and crocheting.
Survivors include his son, Michael H. Philip of Geneva, Ohio; two brothers, Manuel A. Philip and Albert J. Phillip, both of Conneaut; a grandson; and a number of nieces, nephews, and more distant relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Stephen J. and Eugene R. Philip.
At Mr. Philipís request, there will be no visitation or service. Family Graveside Services will be held at a later date in Glenwood Cemetery.
The MARCY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER, 208 Liberty Street, Conneaut, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements.

LOUIS J. PALAGYI
CONNEAUT - - Louis J. Palagyi, age 85, of Conneaut, died Tuesday evening, December 12, 2006, at his residence, with his family at his side.
Mr. Palagyi was born on September 17, 1921 in Conneaut, the son of Joseph and Anna (Beno) Palagyi.  Louis was a 1939 graduate of Rowe.  
He entered the United States Army in 1942 and proudly served his country until he was honorably discharged in 1946.  
Louis was an outstanding baseball player, and signed a professional baseball contract with the Cleveland Indians in the late 1940ís.  Following his baseball career he worked at the Nickel Plate Railroad, the Bessemer Railroad, the Conneaut Water Department and retired from the P. & C. Dock Company in 1982, after 30 years of service as a welder and structural repairman.  
Louis was a member of St. Mary Church in Conneaut, where he married his wife, Mary (Pauline) Kostura on May 29, 1948.  He was a former member of the Monroe Athletic Club, the Harbor Hackers golf league, and loved to play baseball with his brothers and family.  Louis also enjoyed gardening, traveling in the family motor home, wintering in Florida and working in the vineyards.  He especially loved making wine with his son, Ray.  
He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, James, George, Andrew, Joseph, John, Steven (Pete) Palagyi; and a sister, Anna Yusko.
Mr. Palagyi is survived by his wife; one son, Raymond and Jennie Palagyi of Conneaut; three grandchildren, Kirt, Stacey and Angela Palagyi; a brother, Michael Palagyi of Conneaut; a sister, Ethel Vento of Conneaut, and several nieces and nephews.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 16, 2006, at St. Mary Church, 480 State St., Conneaut, with Father Raymond Thomas officiating.  Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Conneaut, with the American Legion Honor Squad conducting full military rites.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, December 15, 2006 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the RAISIAN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 581 Harbor St., Conneaut.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Church Capital Campaign Fund or Station Three Rescue Squad, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

HARRIET KEEFER CHAMBERS
CONNEAUT - - Harriet Keefer Chambers, age 85, of Conneaut, Ohio, died Tuesday, December 12, 2006, at The Villa at the Lake.
Born August 11, 1921, in Conneaut, she was the daughter of H. Ross and Avis (Farington) Rhinehart.
A 1938 graduate of Conneaut High School, Harriet served as a bookkeeper at the former Conneaut Drug Company, which she and her first husband owned and operated. Following their retirement in 1982, they moved to Franklin, North Carolina, where Mrs. Chambers lived for 17 years.
Mrs. Chambers was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ where she served as a Sunday school teacher and was active in the Womenís Fellowship. She was also a member of Rose Chapter #22 Order of Eastern Star and a former member of Sorosis II. She also enjoyed playing bridge and pinochle.
Survivors include her daughter, Avis K. Marshall of Conneaut, Ohio; her sister, Ruth Merrick Grice of Conneaut, Ohio; and nieces and nephews, Susan (Al) Wiley of Ashtabula, Ohio, Robert J. (Sue Ann) Spangler of Rowlett, Texas, Scott (Sherrie) Spangler of Saltillo, Tennessee, Molly Ann Spangler of Roaming Shores, Ohio, Richard (Tracy) Spangler of Grove City, Ohio, Barry (Carol) Merrick of Worthington, Ohio, Dr. Richard (Sandy) Kremer of Seattle, Washington, and Ross (Charlotte) Kremer of Las Cruces, New Mexico.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, James M. Keefer in 1984; her second husband, Howard Chambers; and two sisters, Ardis Rhinehart Kremer and Nan Spangler.
Funeral Service will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, December 16, 2006, at the MARCY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER, 208 Liberty Street, Conneaut, Ohio, with the Reverend Dr. Rudolph G. Babcock, pastor of First Congregational United Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

Calling Hour will be at the Funeral Home on Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve or to the Ardis Rhinehart Kremer Home, 455 Main Street, Conneaut, Ohio, 44030. Envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home.

THOMAS D. COLE
MONROE TWP - - Thomas D. Cole, age 63, of Monroe Township, Ohio, died unexpectedly Monday evening, December 11, 2006, at his home of a probable coronary.
He was born April 5, 1943, in Conneaut, Ohio, and was a son of Frank A. and Theodora (Kent) Cole, Sr.
A lifelong area resident, Mr. Cole was a graduate of Rowe High School and received his B.A. degree from Kent State University in 1972. He began his teaching career in the Grand Valley school system and also taught at junior high level in the Conneaut Area School system for 14 years.
He owned and operated "Tomís Fashion Interiors" with his wife Virginia. He currently was employed by The Ohio State University Extension Office in Jefferson, helping schools with program development and team building.
Involved with farming all of his life, Tom was a past president of the Ashtabula County Fair Board and a member of Ashtabula County 4-H Hall of Fame. He was a 4-H advisor for many years, assisting in developing and improving 4-Hírs projects. He also worked as a milk tester for Ohio D.H.I.A. for area dairy farms.
Tom was a member of Jefferson United Methodist Church where he was instrumental in starting the churchís affiliation with the PHAKAMISA Missionary Program in Pinetown, South Africa.
Tom enjoyed being around children especially his grandchildren, and working with and taking care of his horses.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia (DeBow) Cole, whom he married April 25, 1964; his daughter, Denise J. (Jim) Sharp of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania; three sons, Randy (Linda) Cole of Ashtabula, Duane T. Cole, D.D.S., and Brian D. Cole, both of Monroe Township; eight sisters, Evelyn (Leonard) Burchfield of Cochranton, Pennsylvania, Carolyn (Tom) Rodgers, June (Harold) Chess, Arlene Cole, Patricia (Don) Horwood, Dorma (Ron) Ebersole, Linda (Jim) Fralic, all of Conneaut, and Janice (Wesley) Patterson of Stoneboro, Pennsylvania; two brothers, Frank A. (Patricia) Cole of Greenville, Pennsylvania, and Merle J. (Arlene) Cole of Conneaut; two granddaughters, Hannah and Elaina Sharp; and numerous more distant relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Pamela Lynne Cole in 1975; three sisters, Shirley Huston, Marian Sammis, and Catherine LaPlace; and a brother, William Cole.
Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 16, 2006, at the MARCY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER, 208 Liberty Street, Conneaut, Ohio, with the Reverend Meredith Coleman, pastor of Jefferson United Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in East Conneaut Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Funeral Home on Friday, December 15, 2006, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to be used for medical bills and to establish a Memorial 4-H Scholarship Fund. Envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home.

Obituaries - Star Beacon December 15, 2006

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Obituaries - Star Beacon December 16, 2006

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Obituaries - Star Beacon December 17, 2006

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Obituaries - Star Beacon December 18, 2006

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Obituaries - Star Beacon December 19, 2006

SUSAN D. TAYLOR
CONNEAUT - - Susan D. Taylor, age 53, died Sunday, December 17, 2006, at her residence.
She was born on March 10, 1953, in Conneaut, the daughter of Andrew and Marion (McCleary) Youhas.
Mrs. Taylor had been an Avon Representative. She loved animals, especially her dogs.
Survivors include her husband, Terry; son, Robert (Janice) Taylor of Gilbert, Arizona; and a sister, Millie Kaye Thuerkauf of Florida.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Private Services will be at the POTTI FUNERAL HOME, 2726 Hubbard Rd. in Madison, Ohio, on Wednesday, December 20, 2006.

Donations may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, or the American Cancer Society.

GINGER L. GRIFFITHS
ASHTABULA - - Loving mother and grandmother, Ginger L. Griffiths, age 54, of Ashtabula, died unexpectedly Sunday, December 17, at the home of her daughter in Ashtabula.
She was born March 26, 1952, in Conneaut, the daughter of Edgar S. and Viola (Armstrong) Erdman.
A Conneaut resident most of her life, Ginger attended Knoedler School of Nursing and has worked since 1986 as a licensed practical nurse in several facilities throughout the county.
Most recently she has spent her time caring for and enjoying spending time with her family and grandchildren. She very much enjoyed doing arts and crafts, and as a child, also enjoyed dancing.
Survivors include four daughters, Toni Iorio of Conneaut, Raffaela Iorio, Christina Cooper, and Holli (Mike) McFadden all of Ashtabula; 14 grandchildren, Heather, Justine, and Jordyn Paneto; Curry, Tre, Kurdell, and Shakur Williams; Shayla, Vincent, and Drake Jackson, Jadyn, Jacee, Shane, and Teegan McFadden. Also surviving are her mother Viola Erdman; two sisters, Jodi (Drew) Acierno and Judy (Tom) Church of Conneaut; two brothers, Edgar "Butch" (Cecelia) Erdman of Wellsburg, WV, and Terry (Pauline) Erdman of Colliers, WV; a number of nieces and nephews; and her companion Santos Rivera.
She was preceded in death by her father in 1982; a brother Raoul "Sandy" Erdman in 1943; and her maternal and paternal grandparents.
A Graveside Service will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, December 21, 2006, in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville, officiated by Brother Harold Adams of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahís Witnesses.

Friends may call at the MARCY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER, 208 Liberty Street in Conneaut, on Wednesday, December 20, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.

SHARON L. NUZUM
CONNEAUT - - Sharon L. Nuzum, age 48, of Conneaut, Ohio, died unexpectedly early Sunday morning, December 17, 2006, at UH Conneaut Medical Center.
She was born October 10, 1958, in Ashtabula, the daughter of Robert and Lois (Pretty) Foster, Sr.
A Conneaut resident for the past 16 years, she attended the First Assembly of God, and enjoyed collecting bears, sitting on her front porch, and all of nature in general.
Survivors include her parents, of Geneva; her husband, Daniel K. Nuzum, whom she married June 12, 1976; two daughters, Virginia Nuzum of Conneaut, and Marsha Nuzum of Las Vegas, NV; her son Kennith Nuzum of Painesville; two sisters, Darlene Crumrine of Ashtabula, and Sandy Fetters of Valrico, FL; two brothers, Robert Foster Jr. of Ashtabula, and Dan Foster of Bellington, WV; five grandchildren; and a number of more distant relatives.
She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents.
Funeral Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 20, 2006, at the MARCY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER, 208 Liberty Street in Conneaut, Ohio, with the Reverend Andy Warren, pastor of Conneaut First Assembly of God, officiating.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 12 p.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Obituaries - Star Beacon December 20, 2006

VIRGINIA CAPELA
CONNEAUT - - Virginia "Jean" Capela, age 78, of West Main Road, Conneaut, Ohio, died Sunday, December 17, 2006, in the Ashtabula County Medical Center.
She was born February 26, 1928, in Ashtabula, to the late Harold and Mary (Wingett) Fleissner. She had resided in the Conneaut area most of her life. Jean graduated from Ashtabula High School in 1946.
She was a member of the Merchant Marines and the American Legion Cowle Post #151 Auxiliary. She also belonged to the Happy Travelers Group and enjoyed taking trips to the Casinos.
In her leisure time, she enjoyed working in her yard and activities with her friends.
She is survived by her daughters, Merry Kennedy of Conneaut and Jan Moeller of Geneva; her son-in-law, Gene Moeller; and a granddaughter, Ursula Kennedy of Erie, Pennsylvania.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank "Dutch" in 1990; and a brother in infancy.
Funeral Services will be held 1 p.m. on Friday, December 22, 2006, at the THOMPSON-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 345 Main Street, Conneaut, with Pastor Tim Kraus, of the Conneaut Church of Christ, officiating.

Interment will be made at Greenlawn Memory Gardens at a later date.

Friends may call to the Funeral Home on Thursday, December 21, 2006, from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made in her name to the APL, the Merchant Marines, or to plant a tree or perennial in her memory.

Obituaries - Star Beacon December 21, 2006

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Obituaries - Star Beacon December 22, 2006

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Obituaries - Star Beacon December 23, 2006

KAYE F. FORD
CONNEAUT - - Kaye F. Ford, 63, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Saybrook United Methodist Church, 7900 S. Depot Road in Saybrook Township with the Rev. Donna VanTrees officiating.
Calling hours are 10 a.m. Wednesday until time of service at the church.
Memorial contributions can be made to the family. Envelopes will be available at the church and at the Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors, 526 W. Prospect Road, Ashtabula, who is in charge of arrangements

Obituaries - Star Beacon December 24, 2006

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Obituaries - Star Beacon December 25, 2006

MARTHA TEED CARLE
CONNEAUT - - Martha Teed Carle, age 83, former resident of Conneaut, Ohio, died Saturday, December 23, 2006, at the Austinburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Martha was born November 10, 1923, in Albion, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Glenn and Flossie Wood. She had resided most of her life in Conneaut and for the past seven years was a resident of Lady Lake, Florida.
Martha worked as a microphone inspector at the Astatic Corporation and was a member of First Assembly of God. She enjoyed reading, playing bingo and her beloved dogs.
She is survived by her son, James (Diane) Teed; three nieces; three nephews, including David McLaughlin who was a constant support to her this past year.
Also surviving Martha are many loving great-nieces and nephew; and Caroline Bullock, her caregiver in Florida.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roger Carle in March 2006; brother, Clair; and sisters, Thora Lovel and Donna McLaughlin.
A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Protective League, 5970 Green Road, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004.
THOMPSON-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 345 Main Street, Conneaut is in charge of arrangements.

Obituaries - Star Beacon December 26, 2006

VELMA I. EAGLEY
WEST SPRINGFIELD, PA - - Velma I. Eagley, age 92, of West Springfield, -ylvania, died Friday, December 22, 2006, at the Inn-Conneaut Health Center.
Born in Lawrence, Kansas, August 12, 1914, the daughter of the late Edward Vernon and Inis (Brown) Kirkingburg, she had resided in the West Springfield and Conneaut area most of her life. She also resided in New York City for three years.
Mrs. Eagley was employed at the West Springfield Post Office for 32 years, as a postal clerk and also as Assistant Post Master. She also worked for the West Springfield Telephone Company for several years.
She was a member of the West Springfield United Methodist Church, and belonged to the Ruth Circle of the church. She was a member of the J.C.C.L. Mothersí Club of Conneaut, the Duplicate Bridge Club, was an avid reader, and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles.
She is survived by her son, Paul (Connie) Eagley of West Springfield; two grandchildren, Joe (Alana) Eagley of Farmingham, Massachusetts and Brandi (Wayne) Browning of Rising Sun, Indiana; a sister, Joyce (William) Funk of Conneaut; a step-sister Bonnie Schultz of Conneaut; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clarence; two sisters, Alfrieda Stevenson and Beatrice Hazen; a brother, Vernon Kirkingburg; a step-sister, Dorothy Hewitt; and a step-brother, David Barnard.
Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, December 30, 2006, at the THOMPSON-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 345 Main Street, Conneaut, with the Reverend Robert Klingler, pastor of the West Springfield United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville.

Friends may call at the Funeral Home on Friday, December 29, 2006, from 6 to 9 p.m.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Trusteeís Fund of the church, or the St. Labre Indian School, in Ashland, Montana. Envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home.

KAYE F. FORD
CONNEAUT - - Kaye F. Ford, 63, of Broad St., Conneaut, Ohio, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006, at Brown Memorial Hospital in Conneaut.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Saybrook United Methodist Church, 7900 S. Depot Road, Saybrook Township, with Rev. Donna VanTrees officiating.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church.
Memorial contributions can be made to the family. Envelopes will be available at the church and at the Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors, Inc., 526 W. Prospect Road, Ashtabula, who is in charge of arrangements.

VIRGINIA E. MITCHELL
CONNEAUT - - Virginia E. Mitchell, 87, of Harbor St., Conneaut, Ohio, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2006, at Inn-Conneaut Health Center.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, Ohio.

Obituaries - Star Beacon December 27, 2006

GLADYS M. BATCHELOR
MONROE - - Gladys M. Batchelor, age 86, of Monroe Township, Ohio, died Monday, December 25, 2006, at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pennsylvania.
She was born December 24, 1920, in Ashland, Ohio, the daughter of Clyde G. and Ethel M. (Gerwig) Bishop.
A 1938 graduate of Conneaut High School, Mrs. Batchelor had been retired for 21 years from the former Webb Manufacturing after 15 years of service.
She was a former member of the Salem Rebekah Lodge, the First Baptist Church and itís missionary circle. She was a Cleveland Indians fan, an avid reader, and enjoyed traveling, especially to Hawaii.
Survivors include two sons, Gary W. Batchelor of Monroe Township, Ohio and Scott J. Batchelor of Cleveland, Ohio; and three sisters, Mary Conrad of Mansfield, Ohio, Viola Beckwith of Dade City, Florida, and Vera Lemak of Conneaut, Ohio.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, LeRoy H. Batchelor in 1965; a son, Lane Batchelor in 1965; her sister, Naomi Bryant; and three brothers, Earl, Paul and George Bishop.
Funeral Service will be 2 p.m, Thursday, December 28, 2006, at the MARCY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER, 208 Liberty Street, Conneaut, with the Reverend Vernon Palo, pastor of the Plymouth United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Kelloggsville Cemetery, Monroe Township.

Friends may call at the Funeral Home, Thursday from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 2 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home.

Obituaries - Star Beacon December 28, 2006

POLLY D. BALLIET
CONNEAUT - - Polly D. Balliet, 80, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006.
Arrangements will be announced by Thompson-Smith Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Conneaut.

GLORIA W. BAUGHER
CONNEAUT - - Gloria W. Baugher, 71, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006.
Arrangements will be announced by Thompson-Smith Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Conneaut.

ROBERT G. ENSELL SR.
NORTH KINGSVILLE - Robert George Ensell Sr., 65, died Saturday, December 23, 2006.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Ducro Funeral Services and Crematory, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula.

Obituaries - Star Beacon December 29, 2006

POLLY D. BALLIET
CONNEAUT - - Polly D. Balliet, age 80, of Madison Street, Conneaut, Ohio, died Wednesday, December 27, 2006, at her home.
Born in Ashtabula on January 12, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Margaret (Peck) Yeager and has resided in Conneaut since 1955.
Mrs. Balliet was a member of the Conneaut Senior Citizens, the Conneaut Railroad Museum, and she especially enjoyed being with her family.
She is survived by three daughters, Suzette Clemens of Conneaut, Sheila Cusano of Monroe Township, and Suzanne Lott of Pierpont; five sons, David Herndon of Garden City, Kansas, Edward Herndon of Conneaut, Fred Ellerkamp of Conneaut, and Glenn and Larry Balliet, both of Conneaut; two stepchildren, Frances Williamson and LeRoy Balliet, both of Conneaut; 22 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Sally Downs of Conneaut.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy, in 1974; and a sister, Kathryn Balliet.
Graveside Services will be held 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2007, in Glenwood Cemetery with the Reverend Greg Evans, pastor of the Open Door Community Church in Kingsville, officiating.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 31, 2006, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the THOMPSON-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 345 Main Street, Conneaut.

Obituaries - Star Beacon December 30, 2006

WILLIAM F. KINNEY
CONNEAUT - - William Francis Kinney, age 66, of Conneaut, Ohio, peacefully returned to the Lord Thursday evening, December 28, 2006, in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family. Bill was born October 15, 1940, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and was the son of James P. and Madeline (Hettrick) Kinney.
Bill attended St. Augustineís in Barberton, Ohio, Archbishop Hoban Catholic High School in Akron, Ohio, Borromeo Seminary in Wickliffe, Ohio, Kent State University, and Gannon University. Bill moved to Conneaut to teach Primary School at St. Frances Cabrini, and met Ruth Ann (Smith) Kinney whom he married on April 19, 1968.
Bill then went on to Webb Manufacturing as a personnel director. He owned "Kinneyís Card Shop" in downtown Conneaut, and also worked as an agent with Aflac Insurance.
Bill was active in the Conneaut community as President of the Conneaut Merchants Association that helped revitalize downtown. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and Conneaut Rotary Club. His love of the arts led him to participate in the founding of the Conneaut Community Center.
Bill was able to live up to his true calling, helping others, while working at Childrenís Services in Ashtabula as a Child Care Worker. He completed Tier I and Tier II of the Core Competencies for Child and Youth Care Workers as recognized by The Ohio Association of Child and Youth Care Professionals, Inc. (OACYCP). He served as Secretary of the Board of Directors of OACYCP. He was honored by the State of Ohio with the Timothy E. Kuster Memorial Award for excellence in Child and Youth Care in 2006 and by Ashtabula County in 2001 and 2003.
After retiring as a child care worker, he became certified with the JustFAITH program to bring the Catholic social teachings to the community. He enjoyed spending his free time playing dominoes with his granddaughters, scrabble with his in-laws, and reading, traveling, and gardening.
Bill was known for his quick wit, long stories, and calming personality. He had unyielding love for his family and friends and a deep concern for his community. Those with the pleasure of knowing Bill know that his driving passion was helping and comforting others.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 38 years, Ruth Ann (Smith) Kinney; his brother, James J. Kinney and wife, Marilou, of Dahlonega, Georgia; daughter, Heather (Kinney) Sinclair and her husband, Pete, of Buffalo, New York; daughter, Heidi Kinney and her partner, Brian Eshleman, of Brooklyn, New York; granddaughters, Erin and Emily Sinclair of Buffalo, New York; grandson, Christopher Sinclair of Erie, Pennsylvania; and mother-in-law, Louise Smith of Conneaut, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Mary Jane Gainor; his son, Sean William Kinney; and his father-in-law, Charles Smith.
The family wishes to extend their sincerest gratitude to the nurses and support staff of Hospice of the Western Reserve for their professional service and expert care.
A Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 2, 2007, at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, 480 State Street, Conneaut, Ohio. Burial will be held at St. Joseph Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Pallbearers will be Jim Kinney, Jonathan Kinney, Sam Ansbro, Norm Thorpe, Les Eckert, Pete Sinclair, Brian Eshleman, Brian Smith, Christopher Sinclair, and Jay Fogal.

Calling Hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, January 1, 2007, at the MARCY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER, 208 Liberty Street, Conneaut, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in Williamís memory to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Avenue, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004, or the Conneaut Community Center, 1025 Buffalo Street, Conneaut, Ohio, 44030. Envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home and at the church.

KEITH E. PENNIMAN
CONNEAUT - - Keith E. Penniman, age 29, died Thursday, December 28, 2006, at the home of his sister.
He was born April 15, 1977, in Conneaut, Ohio, to Larry and Suann (Kolehmainen) Penniman and has resided in the Conneaut area all of his life.
Keith was a partner of Penniman Brothers Landscaping.
He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #472, and in his leisure time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming, and playing cards.
He is survived by his parents, Larry and Suann Penniman of Conneaut; sisters, Darlene (Kevin) Kovacs of Ashtabula, and Rebecca (Doug) Blenman of Kingsville; brothers, Clint (June) Penniman and Clifford (Shawna) Penniman, both of Conneaut; his maternal grandparents, William and Verla Kolehmainen of Jefferson; and nine nieces and nephews.
Keith was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Worthy and Kate Penniman.
A Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 3, 2007, at the THOMPSON-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 345 Main Street, Conneaut.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 2, 2007, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

The family suggests memorials be made in his name to the Hope Lodge or the Ireland Cancer Center. Envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home.

DOROTHY KAPELLA
CONNEAUT - - Dorothy Kapella, 83, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2006.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Raisian Family Funeral Home, 581 Harbor St., Conneaut

GLORIA W. BAUGHER
CONNEAUT - - Gloria W. Baugher, 71, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006.
At the families request there will be no local services.
Graveside services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Greenwood Cemetery in Eustis, Fla.
Thompson-Smith Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Conneaut is handling arrangements.

Obituaries - Star Beacon December 31, 2006

ROBERT G. ENSELL SR.
NORTH KINGSVILLE - - Robert George Ensell, Sr., age 65, of South Main Street, North Kingsville, Ohio, died Saturday, December 23, 2006, at his home.
He was born April 3, 1941, in Conneaut, Ohio, the son of Robert B. and Mary Jean (Thompson) Ensell and had been a Kingsville, Ohio, and Rialto, California, resident most of his life.
A 1959 graduate of Kingsville High School, he was an active athlete, excelling in basketball and the pole vault. He attended Kent State University, Ashtabula, before going to work for Structural Fibers of Chardon. He worked over 30 years as a manufacturing manager, traveling to Belgium and California. He then worked seven years in the warehouse and as an inter-company mail courier for the San Bernadino School System.
Mr. Ensell enjoyed fishing, cooking, genealogy, gardening, photography, and visiting old and new friends.
His survivors include three children, George (Karen) Ensell of Saybrook Township, Michael J. (Kelly) Ensell of Kelloggsville, and Kimberly M. (Larry) Walter of Tionesta, Pennsylvania; three grandchildren, Amber N., Ashley M., and Courtney J. Ensell; three brothers, William E. Ensell of Houston, Texas, John A. Ensell of Conneaut, Ohio, and Bradley E. Ensell of Pensacola, Florida; four nieces; and two nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Memorial Service will be held 5 p.m. Tuesday, January 2, 2007, at the Kelloggsville Church of the Nazarene, 4841 State Route 84, Conneaut, Ohio. The Reverend Jerry Webb, Pastor, will officiate, assisted by Reverend Larry Carr. A private burial will be held at a later date.

The family will receive friends at the church from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and immediately following the service.

Contributions may be made to the family.
DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements.
Available at www.ducro.com

DOROTHY C. KAPELLA
CONNEAUT - - Dorothy C. Kapella, age 83, of Conneaut, died Friday evening, December 29, 2006, at her residence.
Mrs. Kapella was born July 25, 1923, in Conneaut, Ohio, the daughter of Edward and Rosia (Best) Gosche.
She attended Conneaut High School and later worked at the former Goldette Clothing Factory. She was also a clerk at the former Peltonís Store and worked in production making windows at Webb Manufacturing.
Dorothy was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Church and enjoyed oil painting and tinting pictures and drawings. She loved to read and go on vacations to Maine with her family. Several years ago she enjoyed helping Father Rich with accounting duties at St. Frances Cabrini Church and was active with the church festivals.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John J. in 1988, whom she married June 1, 1946; a brother, Cletus Gosche; and two sisters, Bernadine Crews and Mary King.
Dorothy is survived by a son, John (Jack) Kapella of Conneaut; two daughters, Susan Guest and Dianne Kapella, both of Conneaut; grandson, Robert, and Martel Guest of Pearland, Texas; two great-grandchildren, Zachary and Abigail; and several nieces and nephews.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 3, 2007, at St. Frances Cabrini Church, 744 Mill Street, Conneaut, with Father Raymond Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville, Ohio.

Calling Hours will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2007 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the RAISIAN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 581 Harbor St., Conneaut.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Frances Cabrini Church Capital Campaign Fund.
Envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home.

CRAIG A. GEORGIA
CONNEAUT - - Craig A. Georgia, 21, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2006.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut.

JAMES H. STROETER
CONNEAUT - - James H. Stroeter, 44, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut.
 

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